Big Bay State Park is on Madeline Island, the largest of Lake Superior's 22 Apostle Islands. The 2,350-acre park has a 1.5-mile beach; campground with drinking water, showers and toilets; an outdoor group camp; picnic areas; and more than seven miles of hiking and nature trails with incredible views of Lake Superior.
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Big Bay State Park
2402 Hagen Rd.
La Pointe, WI 54850
Wisconsin State Park SystemBig Bay State Park
- The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Madeline Island Ferry boats operate on regular schedules between Bayfield and La Pointe from April to December. County Highway H loops around Madeline Island from La Pointe. To get to Big Bay State Park, take Highway H counterclockwise (Middle Road) from La Pointe about four miles to Hagen Road and continue east on Hagen Road about 2 miles to the park entrance. Geographical coordinates are 46° 47' 18" N, 90° 40' 25" W.
No launching facilities are available at the park, but boats can be launched at the public landing in Bayfield or at a privately operated landing on Madeline Island. (Consult the Coast Guard at Bayfield for Lake Superior navigation information).